This Day in History Entry #38

November 3rd, 2009 by Wordsman

Roosevelt was all ready to go
But Colombia wanted more dough
Revolt he did promote
Backed up by a gunboat
Got the Canal Zone cheap: quid pro quo

Event: Panama separates from Colombia
Year: 1903
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  1. Gramma F Says:

    Acquition of the future site of the Panama Canal.

  2. Gramma F Says:

    Oops! Yes, I can spell “acquisition” –

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